Our Committee

Main Management Committee - Board of Directors

The Gosforth Golf Club Management Committee (Board) consists of nine elected Directors plus the Men's and Ladies Captains and the Secretary and Treasurer. The Management Committee make decisions on behalf of the club and carry out duties to ensure the smooth running of the business. They work together to best serve the members and, overall, aid in the success of the club.

William Pringle - Chairman

Ian Ruddick - Chair of Greens Sub-Committee & Chair of Handicaps Sub-Committee

Tony Sanderson – Chair of Business Sub-Committee

Matt Higgins

Jill Dowson – Chair of House Sub-Committee

Melanie Garland

Oli King

Grahame Garland - Secretary

Greg Waugh - Treasurer

Stephen Hall - Mens Captain

Fiona Thoburn- Ladies Captain

Brendan Mulvenna - Mens Vice Captain

Caroline Ruddick- Ladies Vice Captain


Business Sub-Committee
The role of the Business Sub-Committee is to focus on the business side of running the club with the specific objective of reviewing and updating terms of reference, job descriptions, policies and procedures. The BSC consists of members of the Management Committee who make recommendations to the Management Committee meetings for approval.

Handicaps Sub-Committee
The role of the Handicap Sub-Committee is to protect the integrity of the World Handicapping System (WHS) and to record, maintain and update the Handicap Index of members.

Media Sub-Committee
The role of the Media Sub-Committee is to manage and maintain the clubs social media channels and website with relevant information for members and visitors.
Members of the Sub-Committee are Melanie Garland and Georgia Garland (Co-opted)

Health & Safety Sub-Committee
Whilst no longer a member of the Management Committee, Mark Hugill continues to advise the club on Health & Safety.